Monday, February 2, 2009

Raw Tomato Melange

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My dad got me half a kilo of raw tomatoes. I made kootu out of it. Here goes the recipe.


Raw Tomatoes-1/2 kg

Moong Dal-1 cup

Salt-according to taste

Turmeric-a pinch

Asafoetida-a pinch

Coriander Powder-1 tsp(according to taste)

Sambar Powder-1 tsp(according to taste)

Salt-according to taste

Coriander leaves-for garnish

For spluttering

Oil-1 tsp


Red chillies-2

1tsp-urad dal

1string-Curry Leaves

Method:Cut up the tomatoes into small pieces.Put some water and let it cook till done.Pressure cook moong dal in the cooker.Take some oil in a pan,splutter the mustard seeds,followed by urad,red chillies and curry leaves.Put the cooked tomatoes and the lentils. Add salt,turmeric powder,hing,coriander powder,sambar powder and mix well.Cook till done. If this melange is watery add a teaspoon of raw rice mixed in water to make this thick.Garnish with coriander leaves.This is known as Pachai Takali Kootu


  1. Hey thanks for stopping by my blog and your comment! What a lovely blog you have - so many temples and deities for me to explore. The green tomato curry sounds very nice!

  2. Thank you Vani,so nice of you to have stopped by and posting a comment.

  3. Hi,, my first time here and you have a very unique blog with a combo of culture & cuisine..With an attraction to divinity myself, this is a great blog to explore..

  4. My first time here and what a lovely blog. It has culture and cuisine a lovely combo. Also, thanks for taking the time to stop by and comment on my blog..

  5. These raw tomatoes look interesting! Are they the same as tomatillos?

  6. Sounds interesting! Normally, we add jeera and coconut for koottu. This sounds tastier and no coconut too! I will try this.

    Your blog looks very colourful with all the deities and cookery with photos. Nice!

  7. I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


  8. Hi Kaylee,

    So nice of you to have commented.I am really thrilled coz it encourages me to post often.I always think that I do not have readers,and comments like these are so precious.You are welcome to visit my blog often.

  9. I too make this kootu often but slightly different from yours.

  10. Thanx for taking a moment to read this post padhu..


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